BHP015: Finding Your Crochet Community with Stephanie from All About Ami

Finding a crochet community could be the best thing you ever did for yourself.

When we are extremely passionate about something, we want to share it with someone! If your spouses, friends or family members are not as into crochet as you are, you can feel somewhat alone in your hobby. Over time that can lead to less “crojo”.

We need to celebrate all the wins – finishing a project that took months to create; memorizing that stitch pattern; or launching your first design. No matter what the situation, if you’re excited about it you need a companion to celebrate with!

What about the situations where you need help? I’ve often consulted my husband for mathematical issues related to designing (he’s kind of a math whiz!) and I’ve consulted my sister for color inspiration (she’s a graphic designer and has a great eye for that) but at the end of the day, neither of them can help me with crochet related questions. I’ve had to solve every problem all on my own. I’m not saying this is a bad thing because it has led me to a much higher understanding, however, things would have been easier had I been a part of a community that I could consult for help.

Today’s Guest

This week I am joined by Stephanie, of All About Ami and she’s here to tell you not only why you should be a part of a crochet community but how to find one. She has such a wonderful story to tell. Stephanie is a part of an online and an offline community and they have quite literally shaped her into the crocheter and person she is today!

One of my favorite quotes from Stephanie is this:

Step outside your comfort zone and find that crochet community or start one yourself. There’s nothing to lose really.

Like many of us, Stephanie is an introvert who was at first very intimidated to join a crochet meet up group. She truly practiced what she preached, stepped out of her comfort zone and went to that first meeting because, well, she had nothing to lose. She has gained so much from this experience and I’m so excited that she shared this journey with us here on the podcast.

You’ll Learn

  • About Stephanie and her journey as the maker behind All About Ami.
  • Why a crochet community is so important to Stephanie and why you would benefit from one too.
  • How to find an online crochet community.
  • How to find an offline crochet community.
  • What to expect in an offline crochet meet up.
  • How to start your own meet up group of one doesn’t exist.
  • The importance of collaboration over competition mindset

Now if you haven’t done so already, click on that play button at the top of the page to hear from Stephanie!

Links in this Episode

Meet Up

Ravelry

Knitatude – How to Start a Knit Night Blog Post

Stephanie has a lot of great things going on. If you love what you heard, check her out!

@AllAboutAmi on Instagram & Twitter!

Catch the Replay Video on my YouTube Channel

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Thanks for Listening!

Thanks so much for joining me again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

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Special thanks to our sponsor, Red Heart Yarn for allowing me to teach you these very important concepts about reading crochet patterns.

Cheers!

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